Legare Family History

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Legare Name Meaning

French (Legaré): nickname from the past participle of Old French esgarer ‘to be troubled or abandoned’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Legard, Legate, Lesage, Lepre, Lepage, Leger, Lege, Lepere, Legere

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Legare Family Origin

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Legare Family Occupations

What did your Legare ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Legare occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Legare's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Legare. A less common occupation for the Legare family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Legare ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Legare Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Legare. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Legare census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Legare. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Legare. For the veterans among your Legare ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Legare Life Expectancy

What is the average Legare lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Legare life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Legare in 1947 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Legare

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Legare ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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